Murfreesboro Police received an odd call on Thursday morning at about 1. Dispatch advised a man was laying on the side of Bridge Avenue with no shirt and tan shorts. Whomever called the concern in, told police the man was starting to take the rest of his clothes off.
When police arrived on the scene, the man was no longer on the ground. The report states, “The subject, later identified as Mr. Michael Duncan, was screaming and yelling and stumbling around the yard.” A witness told police the man punched a car several times and then ran into the road.
Officer Henderson reportedly tried to talk with Duncan and was met by statements like, “Taze me Bro” and “You’re going to have to kill me.” The man also punched a fence in front of Officer Henderson. When 18-year old Duncan refused to listen to police, Officer Henderson called for back up.
When police made their way into the yard where Duncan was standing, he allegedly threw a large rock at officers. At one point, Duncan was said to have struck Sgt. Luzader in the face. The report shows that he also tried to bite and kick officers. Police finally gained control of the man and had to shackle his legs in addition to handcuffing him. Duncan then tried to spit on police, according to the arrest file.
Police called for medical services to respond and minutes later, Duncan was transported to the Emergency Room at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. There, he allegedly threatened to kill every officer and all of the staff in the ER. The report further stated, “Mr. Duncan was finally restrained to the hospital bed and sedated.” It was unknown if the subject mixed narcotics with alcohol and if so, what he may have taken. As a precaution, he was admitted into the hospital out of fear of his death or further injury, not knowing what he may have been on.
By mid-day on Thursday, Duncan was cleared from the hospital and transferred to the local jail where he remains today (Friday). He is being held on multiple charges that include “Aggravated Assault, Public Intoxication, Resisting Arrest and the Simple Assault of an Officer.” He is scheduled to appear in court on October 2, 2014.
MPD Incident Report #14-31924
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office